We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Paso Museum of History

510 N. Santa Fe Street, El Paso, TX
(915) 351-3588
Website
Improve this listing
52%
Ranked #21 of 41 Attractions in El Paso
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Established in 1974, this museum contains life-size exhibits depicting El Paso's history.
Attraction details
Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Established in 1974, this museum contains life-size exhibits depicting El Paso's history.

Hotels near El Paso Museum of History

Write a Review

20 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    3
    8
    7
    1
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Saint Robert, Missouri
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Lots of in depth history of the culture, life, and beginning El Paso. Great presentation, and plenty of artifacts to explore.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Herndon, Virginia
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
50 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This museum is small, but gives a great little snapshot history and context for El Paso del Norte, as the city was once known. My favorite bit was the rotating display of the evolution of El Paso's geography, although the docent cautioned to be gentle with it since it was getting old. They had a whole section on oral history... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
293 reviews 293 reviews
75 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Just like the art museum, it will take the average family about 30-60 minutes to see this museum. The fire exhibit is by far the best area of the museum. You will go once and probably never go back. I would have rated it poor, except admission is free.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
83 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Since I am the 5th generation to be born in this border, this museum tells the story of my town, family, and people. Liked the pictures and the oral stories about the Segundo Barrio..even if I did grow up in Juarez..my parents both spent their childhoods in the Segundo

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is a fairly small museum. I saw the "Up in Smoke" exhibit that I enjoyed and the upstairs history of El Paso exhibits. It also has the best museum gift shop in town. There are toys and inexpensive gifts as well as some very fine pottery at around $100 dollars(a very good selection of quality items for every pocket... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Harker Heights
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
40 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A small museum that was free (unless you want to see the traveling exhibit). The second floor history of El Paso area was informative. Some interesting drawings and pics of old El Paso that shows how the town grew.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Palm Coast, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This was a school trip back in the 7th grade! At this time, it was always an awesome experience to get out of class!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The rotating exhibit (about El Paso's firefighters) took up most of the first floor. The subject matter didn't interest me, so I sort of breezed through it. However, the history of the entire El Paso area located on the museum's second floor was pretty good. There was a good balance between artifacts and signage with historical information. I particularly enjoyed... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
El Paso, Texas, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Let me start by saying this museum is FREE! It is not the best museum but it is a great place to take the family and teach the kids about El Paso history! And did I mention its FREE! Everyone in El Paso should make the trip at least once and don't forget to leave a donation.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Permanent collection on history of El Paso was well-presented but the place is small and can easily be zipped through. To read everything would take an hour max. But it is free.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed El Paso Museum of History also viewed

 

Been to El Paso Museum of History? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from El Paso Museum of History staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?